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Ceausescu's bear, when Romania rhymes with absurdity

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Aurélien Ducoudray, Gaël Henry and Paul Bona publish the comic strip "L'ours de Ceausescu".

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By: Jean-François Cadet Follow

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Between real facts and black humour, Aurélien Ducoudray, Gaël Henry, and Paul Bona recount, in comic strip, a tragicomic tale about the last moments of a dying regime, both one of the most terrible and most ridiculous: that of the Ceaușescu couple.


They are seven. Seven characters with different stories who will find themselves involved in a major episode in the history of Romania.

Among them, a little girl who takes revenge on her mistress, a cleaning lady who works at the presidential palace, a clown who pulls a chick out of her hat, a young man who fails to recruit for the Securitate, the political police of the regime. of Nicolae Ceaușescu, the Genius of the Carpathians, the Danube of Thought, the Conductor, and his wife Elena.

By mixing absurdity, black humor, caricature and fund of historical truth, the authors of this comic strip both dramatic and funny paint the portrait of totalitarianism in agony, that of one of the hardest - and also the most ridiculous - communist regime of the 80s.

On the screenplay,

Aurélien Ducoudray



Gaël Henry

, and color

Paul Bona


Ceaușescu's bear 

is published by Steinkis editions.


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